Meet Our Team
Susan Becker | Director of Business Development
Susan Becker began her career in the Corporate Housing industry in 1989. She held escalating positions throughout her tenure with one of the nation’s largest corporate housing providers. In tandem with her standard responsibilities to major accounts throughout the nation, Susan was instrumental in assisting management to develop systems and service initiatives. These projects were dedicated to support the unique requirements of many different vertical markets, including both the insurance and relocation industries. Susan is a multiple Presidential Award winning sales professional. She is also an active member of BAMM (Bay Area Mobility Management).
Susan joined Synergy in 2010 as a Sales Manager to assist in building the brand throughout the Southern California market.
A mother of two young children, Susan also enjoys donating her spare time as a board member of the PADRE (Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research and Education) Foundation.
Susan in based out of San Ramon, CA and oversees account management and strategic direction in Silicon Valley.
Mary Younger | Director of Business Development
A hospitality veteran of over 20 years, Younger has been the recipient of numerous sales awards and has worked with a wide range of clients of all sizes, including Fortune 500 firms. She began her career in apartment management, before transitioning into corporate housing, where she worked for the largest global corporate housing firm. At Synergy, Mary is responsible for developing relationships with business based in Silicon Valley that have global housing needs.
Mary believes she has "succeeded in this industry by understanding that business is earned through the trust I build with my clients. It's not enough to have industry leading product or services if your client can't depend on you to do the right thing by them. We don't ask our clients to fit inside a one-sized box. We ask them what the box they dream of would look like and we build it from the ground up for their employees to enjoy."
A native of Ireland, Younger and her husband, who is from New Zealand, enjoy travelling to their home countries every year with their two children, Jack and Ethan.
Ronna Goldstein | Director of Business Development
Ronna comes to Synergy as a top-performing sales executive and management professional specializing in the managing the business development initiatives of Fortune 500 enterprise accounts. With more than 30 years experience in the corporate housing industry, Ronna stands out as one of Synergy's thought leaders, bringing a wealth of field experience, knowledge, and leadership training to our Business Development team.
Ronna is also on Synergy's Marketing team, providing insight on the direction of our global branding and messaging. She acts as our primary point of contact on talent acquisition and development in Southern California, breeding the best Business Development team in the corporate housing industry.
She is a student of mindful leadership and has had a lifelong passion for personal development and education.
Amy Ramskill | Business Development Manager
With over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, there is nothing that charges Amy more than excellence in service standards and forging solid relationships. Amy started her diversified career working with major cruise lines and her path has since crossed borders from Mexico to London where she worked for major property management companies, tourism marketing boards, and the largest hotel chain in the world. Synergy’s global partnerships, operational flexibility, relationship ethics and creative programming lured her to the team. An ‘Angeleno’ at heart, with roots from the Silicon Valley, she is looking forward to bringing personalized, custom services to develop distinctive housing programs for our clients.
A graduate of Arizona State University; an avid crafter, cook, self-proclaimed foodie and world traveler and when at ‘home’ you’ll find Amy scrambling up a mountain or enjoying the magic of California’s outdoors - be it on a boat, at a ball game or on the golf course.
Patrycia Canatan | Business Development Manager, Los Angeles
Patrycia Canatan earned a Masters from the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management in Europe and moved to New York to work in hotel management in 1998. Working her way up from front desk to Assistant Manager of the former Hotel St. Moritz, Patrycia transitioned into corporate housing in 2006 with a focus on the entertainment industry.
Joining the Synergy Los Angeles Team in 2013, Patrycia will work hand in hand with Synergy's entertainment, production and digital media clients, providing world-class innovative housing solutions. Patrycia's 15 years' experience in hospitality management and passion for her clients stems from a professional dance career with the National Ballet School in Gdansk. Her passion for the arts and high energy personality make Patrycia a perfect match for the 'entertainment mecca' that is Los Angeles.
Patrycia believes Synergy to be the best of the best in the corporate housing industry and is excited to continue her career with the Los Angeles team.
Nancy Walsh | Business Development Manager
Nancy joined Synergy in 2013 as a hospitality veteran of over 33 years. Starting her career in hotels, she transitioned into corporate housing where she has spent the last 24 years with one of the largest, global corporate housing companies.
Nancy joins Synergy with a reignited passion and feels that her strengths of relationship building will grow strong here, aligned with Synergy’s business model of partnering.
Nancy remains very connected to the Los Angeles community: She was an L.A. Chamber Ambassador for 12 years, Leadership L.A. Fellow through the Southern California Leadership Network, Past President and Board Member of the L.A. Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) since 1992. Nancy also holds a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation from Worldwide ERC.
“It’s not enough to have a good product or service if your clients can’t depend on you to do the right thing. I am passionate about customer service and being a valued partner with my clients.”
Katie Bahr | Director of Business Development, San Diego
Katie began her career in the corporate housing industry in 1994 with the largest national corporate housing provider. She entrenched herself in the San Diego market in 1998 and has spearheaded Synergy's efforts in the region, forging strong long term relationships and managing a portfolio of global accounts. Her experience encompasses a broad scope of sales responsibilities, strategic planning, performance measurement and organizational leadership. Katie was a 2011 – 2012 Board Member of the Southern California Relocation Council. In 2014, Katie became the Director of Business Development for San Diego.
A graduate of San Diego State, Katie resides in Solana Beach with her husband and daughter.
Larry Kasten | Director of Business Development
Larry is based in San Francisco and supported by Synergy’s Service Center located in San Ramon, CA.
A veteran of Ernst & Young companies and most recently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Larry R. Kasten fine-tuned his business development skills while serving global clients and developed a passion for client satisfaction. At Synergy, Larry incorporates the experience gained with the Big 4 and his previous 10 years of experience in the real estate & hospitality industry to lead Synergy’s San Francisco office. His collaborative approach in providing client solutions for housing requirements and developing strategies to gain a competitive advantage are just some of the reasons why he is positioned to take Synergy to the next level in the Bay Area.
As a member of the Bay Area Council, Bay Area CFO Awards, Urban Land Institute and sf.citi, these are some of the places you will find Larry networking.
Anthony Gonzalez | Business Development Manager
Anthony joined Synergy in 2013 as a Business Development Associate in San Francisco and was promoted to Business Development Manager in 2014. Anthony is a proven expert in the San Francisco marketplace having worked there for the past 5 years in corporate housing and as a native San Franciscan. Prior to joining Synergy, Anthony worked with Trinity Management Services. His accolades there included winning the San Francisco Apartment Association's Leasing Consultant of the Year Award in 2012. The commitment Anthony shows to his clients is demonstrated in his focus and determination to support and provide them with the best experience possible.
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